"Sangre por la vida, SI! Sangre por la muerta, NO!" When the death toll of President Calderon´s "war against drug cartels" has cost 40,000 Mexican lives in 4 years- the majority young people, many tortured and raped beforehand; when the President affirms that the violence is by the criminals, while impartial analysis shows that criminal organizations have infiltrated the political, judicial and policing systems; when thousands of men and women and children have been sequestered and authorities have not pursued the perpetrators, the poet Javier Sicilia organised a March for Peace with Justice and Dignity that assembled in Cuernavaca on May 6 and arrived at Mexico City's central square (El Zocalo) on May 9. This series of videos is about the final phase of La Marcha and hopes to show something of what Sicilia called the "tremendously positive" response of the people of Mexico to the accumulation of horror in recent years and to demonstrate what is being seen in many countries - the growing distance between The State (its Governments and those running them) and Society, the people.
Sicilia stated the options: either "reconstruct the social fabric" or "we all go to the precipice".
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